Approved (and pending) Upcoming Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing education requirements apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education credits required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two credits. However, those two credits must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six credits of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six credits must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal: For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four credits of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six credits).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld norman.mofjeld@state.mn.us, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

Some of the documents on this website contain links to information created and maintained by other organizations. The Well Management Section does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside sites.

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2015: Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
March 2015
March 3 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Olympia Resorts
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 608-326-0935
March 3-5 6
(2 MDH)
Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
MRWA 31st Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference

River’s Edge (Civic Center)
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 218-685-5197
March 4 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Canterbury Park
Shakopee, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 4 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Holiday Inn, Convention Center
1001 Amber Street
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 608-326-0935
March 5 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Maplewood Community Center
Maplewood, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 5 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Ramada, Flat Creek Eatery
10290 N Highway
Hayward, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 608-326-0935
March 5-6 4 Michigan Ground Water Association (MGWA)
87th Annual MGWA Convention
McCamly Plaza Hotel/Kellogg Arena
Battle Creek, Michigan
Contact: MGWA Staff or 855-225-6492
March 8-11 Credits Pending South Dakota/North Dakota Well Drillers Association
2015 Convention/Exhibit Show

The Lodge
Deadwood, South Dakota
Contact: Jim Hutmacher or 605-734-6631
March 10-12 4 South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
27th Annual Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference

Best Western Ramkota Hotel
Pierre, South Dakota
Contact: Brian Walsh or 605-773-3296
March 11 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2015 Spring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
March 11 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Clarion Inn
Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 12 6
(2 MDH)
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Well Done Drillers School

1602 45th Street North
Fargo, ND
Contact: Richard Myhra or 701-237-7659
March 13 4 Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Seminar

Holiday Inn Convention Center
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Contact: IAGP Staff or 815-973-3000
March 16 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Best Western Hotel
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 16-18 4 National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
2015 Groundwater Summit

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Contact: NGWA Staff or 800-851-7379
March 17 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Fat Daddy's Bowling Alley
Alexandria, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 17 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Comfort Suites and Conference Center
Worthington, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 18 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

American Legion Post 113
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 18 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Grand Casino - Hinckley
Hinckley, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 19 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Rosemount Community Center
Rosemount, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 19 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Hutchinson Event Center
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 20 6
(2 MDH)
Preferred Pump and Equipment
Customer Appreciation Seminars

Best Western Kelly Inn
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Joe Thein or 320-253-8664
March 20 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Holiday Inn
New Ulm, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
new March 23 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Ventures Bar and Grill
Foston, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new March 24 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Eagles
Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 24 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

American Legion Post 545
Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 24-25 4 Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA)
27th Annual Technical Conference

Hyatt/KI Convention Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: WRWA Staff or 715-344-7778
March 25 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Old No. 1 Bar and Grill
Morris, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 25-26 6
(2 MDH)
Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association
2015 Annual Conference

Grand Casino Hinckley
Hinckley, Minnesota
Contact: Jane or 888-782-6815
new March 26 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Country Inn
Walker, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 26 4 First Supply – La Crosse, Wisconsin
2015 First Supply Pump Show

La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Contact: Wyatt Buttke 608-791-3603
March 26 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 26 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Henry's Banquet Center
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 26 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

American Legion Post 255
Brainerd, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
new March 30 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Pizza Ranch
Brandon, South Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 30-April 1 4 National Drilling Association
Subsurface Investigation Qualification Course (FHWA-NHI-132079)

Hampton Inn
Vandalia, OH
Contact: Becky McWilliam or 877-632-4748
new March 31 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Pizza Ranch
Worthington, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 31 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2015 Spring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
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April 2015
new April 2 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Pizza Ranch
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new April 7 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant
Virginia, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 7-9 4 University of Nebraska
50th Annual Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic

Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Contact: Kevin Griese or 605-773-3401
new April 9 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Two Harbors Fire Hall
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new April 10 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Moose Lodge
Proctor, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 10 6
(2 MDH)
Pipeline Supply, Inc.
19th Annual Spring Show

Monticello Community Center
Monticello, Minnesota
Contact: Carrie Sundberg or 218-327-3322
new April 13 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

American Janes Grill and Bar
Cambridge, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new April 14 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

American Legion Post 225
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new April 17 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

M State Detroit Lakes for Lake Region Builders
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 21 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Timberlake Lodge
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
April 17 Credits Pending St. Hilaire Supply Company
2015 Dealer Meeting and Spring Show

St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Gary Sorvig or 218-964-5222
April 21-24 4 Water Quality Association (WQA)
WQA Aquatech USA 2015

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact: Nancy Henkel or 630-505-0169
new April 22 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

American Legion Post 54
Red Wing, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 22 4 Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA)
Spring Conference 2015

Continuing Education and Conference Center University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGWA Office or 651-276-8208
new April 23 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Jefferson Pub and Grill
Winona, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new April 24 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Good Times Restaurant
Caledonia , Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 25 4 Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Seminar

Kishwaukee College
Malta, Illinois
Contact: IAGP Staff or 815-973-3000
new April 27 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Chosen Valley Country Club
Chatfield, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new April 28 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Wedgewood Cove Golf Club
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new April 29 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

American Hotel and Suites
Owatonna, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
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May 2015
new May 1 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Best Western Plus
New Ulm, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new May 6 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Crow River Golf Club
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new May 7 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Island View Golf Club
Waconia, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new May 8 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Home Town Inn and Suites
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
new May 15 4 Anastasis, Inc.
2015 Spring Minnesota Plumbing Training

Goodin Company
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
May 19 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
May 19-24 4 Institute of Lake Superior Geology
2015 61st Annual Meeting

Dryden, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Pete Hinz or 807-472-1285; Robert Cundari or 807-475-1126
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June 2015
     
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July 2015
July 22 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Medina, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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August 2015
August 25 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Burnsville, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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September 2015
September 15-18 Credits Pending American Water Works Association – Minnesota Section
Annual Conference

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: Brian LeMon or 952-832-2774
September 17 Credits Pending National Drilling Association (NDA)
2015 NDA Convention

Turf Valley
Ellicott City, Maryland
Contact: NDA Staff or 877-632-4748
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October 2015
October 5-9 Credits Pending Minnesota Groundwater Association
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
2015 Sinkhole Conference

Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Kelton Barr
October 7 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Little Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
October 8 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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November 2015
     
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December 2015
December 9 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2015 Well Management Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
December 15-17 Credits Pending National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
2015 Ground Water Expo

Las Vegas Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact: NGWA Customer Service or 800-551-7379

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Monday, March 23, 2015 at 02:09PM